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The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China New Ed Edition
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The book is cleverly structured as a progression of seasons, from Ming Taizu's austere, idealized Daoist Winter through the gaudy extravagance and debauchery of late Ming Summer and finally the ill winds of dynastic collapse in Autumn.
Highly recommended as a window on a fascinating era in history, with many thought-provoking parallels to the current situations in both China and the West.
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I am only into the first chapter but would like to express my pleasure on reading a well written and thoughtful book based on good scholarship. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Fair-Oaks Mark